Education Ambassador: Cardinal Spellman HS biology teacher Rita Piliero

Rita Piliero is a biology teacher at Cardinal Spellman High School. She has worked at the school for more than 30 years. She is also the moderator of the Go Green Garden Group at Spellman, and was the cross-country and track coach from 1983-1998.
Rita has been married for 32 years, and is the mother of two boys. She says she met her husband at Cardinal Spellman High School.
Rita has a BA from Herbert H. Lehman College and an MA from Teachers College, Columbus University.
Jan. 14 - Rita talks about her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Oct. 22 - Rita talks about the big workload and getting through hybrid learning. She also talks about the importance of being kind to one another.
Sept. 28 - Rita discusses all the different kinds of technology that the school is using to keep the kids learning.
 Sept. 18 - Rita discusses adjusting to teaching in multiple classrooms, and the challenges associated with teaching in person and remotely at the same time.
Sept. 7 - Rita talks about getting ready on the eve of her first day back in the classroom, and shows us some of her supplies.
Aug. 28 - Rita talks about what she anticipates on the first day of school.